Applied Arts is quickly becoming one of my favourite areas in college – maybe its because I don’t have to rely on a bunch of hormonal, unreliable computers which throw a fucking paddy every single time you try to save your graphical work on the college network. I can’t count the amount of times its fucked me over since the start of term.
Another reason I like applied arts is maybe the fact that I’ve become increasingly jaded with my use of computers to produce work, and I quite enjoy the whole “piss around and see what happens” approach I have to this work. Truthfully, I think all of the above have contributed a little towards me doing more tactile work than computer generated, and that’s not entirely a bad thing.
Anyway, here’s some of the experimentation I did in the ninth week of the Foundation Degree course (the week of the 10th). The process is fairly straightforward with each – heat up plastic, put thing on plastic, press plastic.
-L.A. (Liam Morgan)